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City-owned warehouse collapses in north Mississippi

NEW ALBANY — A century-old warehouse owned by a north Mississippi city has collapsed. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the New Albany building fell down around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Mark Greenwood, who lives next door, says the collapse “shook the ground like an earthquake.” No one was injured. Union County Heritage Museum Director Jill Smith said the museum bought ...

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Oxford becomes latest Mississippi government to ban kratom

Another north Mississippi government is banning the sale of kratom, a legal but unregulated herbal product. The Oxford Eagle reports the city banned sale of synthetic kratom products immediately beginning Aug. 6. Thirty or more Mississippi cities and counties have criminalized possession of kratom, although a bill to ban it statewide failed earlier this year in the Legislature. Interim Oxford ...

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Report: Man killed in shooting at a small Mississippi church

Authorities say a man was killed during a shooting at a small northeast Mississippi church. The Daily Journal reports that Ripley Police Chief Scott White said the shooting occurred Sunday at West Ripley Church of Christ. White says a constable for Tippah County, Keith Bullock, and another church member were involved in the shooting. The newspaper reports that 57-year-old Patrick ...

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Local-state partnership brings special needs job training program to Tupelo

By MICHAELA GIBSON MORRIS / Daily Journal TUPELO • Nine Tupelo High School special education students will have a new classroom this year at North Mississippi Medical Center. The students will spend the next nine months participating in Project Search internships through a collaboration with the school district, hospital and the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services. “Clearly, this is going to ...

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Rolling with Rollins: BancorpSouth boosts investment, employment in Tupelo

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Nearly seven years ago, Dan Rollins was tapped to lead BancorpSouth. The Texan was chosen to fill the shoes of longtime chief executive Aubrey Patterson, who spent four decades with the company. Rollins took over a bank that had stalled a bit in its growth plans, but the last two years have seen ...

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Columbus home becomes state’s first eScore 10

By MARY POLLITZ / The Commercial Dispatch COLUMBUS — As bad luck would have it, Jamie Alford’s air conditioner started losing its gumption last summer, and she knew costly repairs were coming soon. Taking on a larger project, she decided to improve more than just her air conditioner and become more energy efficient. After $15,000 in upgrades, Alford and her ...

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More than makeup: Wear It Well growing into mission

By MICHAELA GIPSON MORRIS / Daily Journal TUPELO • What started with makeovers for people dealing with cancer and difficult circumstances has evolved into an effort that is more than skin deep. Since Wear it Well stepped out in June 2017, the Tupelo-based nonprofit organization has grown beyond its initial vision to encompass an outreach to youth, community health and life ...

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Prosecutors say arrests hit northeast Mississippi drug ring

Federal prosecutors say arrests in recent days targeted a Mississippi drug trafficking ring under investigation since 2016. In a sworn statement, ATF Agent Frank B. Elliott says the group led by Jeremy Mairidith of Verona sold “a significant portion” of methamphetamine and marijuana distributed in northeast Mississippi. Mairidith pleaded not guilty on Monday to a four-count indictment on drug and ...

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Jack’s Family Restaurants opening two Tupelo locations

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Suddenly, Tupelo has hamburger joints opening everywhere. Steak ‘N Shake opened recently, and Checkers is scheduled to open soon. Bulldog Burger Co. also is opening this fall. Now another player is entering the picture. Jack’s Family Restaurants – also known as Jack’s Hamburgers, or simply Jack’s – will be opening two locations ...

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Tupelo schools and Itawamba CC form ‘middle college’

MBJ staff Itawamba Community College and Tupelo Public School District have formed a “middle college” that will allow students to graduate with a secondary school diploma and a two-year associate degree. Starting in August, some Tupelo High juniors will attend classes at the ICC Tupelo campus for the majority of the school day while taking classes at THS. “This is ...

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